Friday, June 17, 2011

Start Having Fun!

"I married you, because we had so much fun together.  As soon as we got married, the fun flew out the window..."  I heard this on the radio this morning being sung by an old-timer.  Wow!  This happens so often.  Why and when do married couples stop having fun together?  I see my two children and their spouses and they still have lots of fun together.  Hopefully, they always will. 

Maybe that is the beginning of the destruction of a marriage...When you stop having fun together.  What causes this???  There are a lot of stresses in a marriage, but that doesn't mean you can't have any fun together.  Some of my ideas are ~

You start getting on each other's nerve.  The little things start bothering you.

You start arguing about a lot of things.

You stop laughing at his jokes.

You stop being affectionate to each other.

You don't make time for each other.

You stop talking and sharing with each other.

You see only his faults and dwell on them.

You let all your moods spill out on each other.  You forget to be joyful.

You take your anger and frustration out on each other.

Therefore, recognize these signs of a failing marriage and do something about it.  Don't let your marriage be one of the statistics of failure.  A healthy marriage is one of the best things you can give to each other, your children, and society.

Live joyfully with the wife whom you love, all the days of your unsteady life, which are given to you under the sun, all the time of your vanity: for this is your portion in life, and in thy labour which you labour under the sun.  Ecclesiastes 9:9

Let thy fountain be blessed : and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. Proverbs 5:18

Whoso finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favour of the LORD.  Proverbs 18:22

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